Domenico Giglio
1947 - 2021
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Domenico Giglio
July 9, 1947 - February 21, 2021
Domenico (Dominic) Giglio aka "Mr. G" Born to Giuseppe and Rosa Giglio in Palermo, Sicily. In grade school he, with his entire family, was whisked away to the promised land and ended up in Ohio where he experienced his first true winter. The family eventually moved to Las Vegas, NV where he finished high school. The highlight of his time there came when he became an American citizen of which he was very proud. His family then moved to Novato, CA where he started college, eventually ending up with a Masters degree through Cal, Berkeley. He was torn between becoming a full time artist or a teacher but because he now had his own family he chose teaching. At that time teaching jobs were hard to find so he agreed to teach in a new school program his brother Pete had started...at San Quentin Prison. For five years he took his keys and his whistle to the classroom while the guards locked the bars behind him. He then moved on to Juvenile Hall in Santa Rosa, CA which he called "A Piece Of Cake." Next he worked at several "troubled boys" homes. Finally Mr. G landed a job as RSP teacher at the Piner-Olivet grammar schools. He even had a chance to teach in a Kindergarten class one year. He always loved children but especially his own: Alicia, Santino, Rosa and Christina. He was so proud of them as they grew up and became who they are today. Besides his children he is survived by his brothers Peter and Giovanni (John) and his sisters Carmelina (Lina) Gemmellaro and Virginia Gemmellaro as well as multiple nieces and nephews. Dominic met his second wife, Robin, and they married in 2009. Their passion for each other never left until he went to Heaven. Dominic had certain rules for life: Love your family. Love your pets. Work Hard. And, at family dinners/celebrations always, always have at least two entrees. Dominic was 73. The family requests that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.



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Published in Press Democrat on Feb. 27, 2021.
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March 1, 2021
My deepest condolences to Robin, Rosa, Alicia, Santino and Christina!

I am so very sorry for your loss. May your loving memories sustain you during this difficult time!

Love Always, Deborah Gene Lane
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